Are you worried about diminishing fuel oil markets?

Do you need more hydrogen to maximise high-margin, ultra-low-sulphur-fuel yields?
Are you prevented from processing opportunity crudes by emission and residue concerns?

An integrated Shell Gasification Process (SGP) unit can help you to:

  • Improve product quality and value while reducing plant emissions;
  • Produce hydrogen for processing today’s clean fuels;
  • Adapt processing facilities as fuel oil demand diminishes;
  • Reduce demand for natural gas;
  • Use bottom-of-the-barrel oil for clean power, with the option of carbon dioxide for carbon capture and storage;
  • Reduce operating costs through the production of high-pressure process steam; and
  • Provide carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery.

Find out how integrating SGP technology could add value to your refinery complex.

Petrochemical companies

  • Are rising natural gas prices reducing your methanol–olefins margins?
  • Do you have access to low-cost coal?

Petrochemical companies are using Shell Gasification Process (SGP) and Shell Coal Gasification Process (SCGP) technologies to convert coal and refinery residue to syngas for the production of ammonia, methanol, oxo-alcohols and other chemicals.

In one example, a fertiliser plant used SCGP technology to switch to coal feedstock, which helped it to:

  • Cut ammonia production costs by over 30%; and
  • Break its reliance on expensive feedstock imports.

Ask us how a Shell gasifier could enhance your bottom line.

Power generators

  • Are you concerned about natural gas availability and price volatility?
  • Do you have access to coal, petcoke or refinery residue?
  • Are you under pressure to cut emissions and improve local air quality?
  • Do you want to diversify you energy mix?

Across the world, highly efficient Shell Gasification Process (SGP) and Shell Coal Gasification Process (SCGP) technologies are converting solid and liquid feedstocks to syngas for integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power generation.

Saudi Aramco is building the world’s largest residue gasification unit. Syngas from multiple SGP gasifiers will generate up to 4 GW of electricity for the Jazan refinery and Saudi Arabian power grid through an IGCC plant.

The advantages of IGCC plants include:

  • Lower natural gas dependence;
  • Improved environment performance compared with traditional coal-burning plants through lower levels of:
    • Particulates;
    • Heavy metals;
    • Sulphur oxides; and
    • Nitrogen oxides; 
  • The production of concentrated carbon dioxide for carbon capture and storage.

Ask us how Shell gasification technology can power your business plans.

Coal-mining companies

  • Are your coal reserves remote from potential markets?
  • Is the quality of your remaining coal falling?

Coal companies are using Shell Coal Gasification Process (SCGP) technology to convert coal to syngas for the production of high-value products and clean power. The technology can handle high-ash coal and provides an alternative to the costly transport or relatively high-emissions burning of coal. Companies can also take advantage of petcoke and biomass opportunities.

SCGP technology is designed to be easily scaled up for lower fewer larger units, which helps to lower capital and operating costs.

For example, Shanxi Lu’an Coal Mine Group is constructing four 3,200-t/d SCGP gasifiers. These units will create high-value synthetic hydrocarbons liquids from the company’s coal reserves.

More in gasification licensing

Residue Gasification

Shell’s Gasification Process, when integrated with upgrading and treating technologies, converts a wide range of low-value refinery residues and asphaltenes into syngas.

Products and applications

The Shell Coal Gasification process can handle a variety of feeds, from high- to low-quality coal, even biomass.

Global experience

We operate our own gasifiers, which helps us to understand and anticipate your operational needs.